We've Found the Greatest New Cookbook of the Year

The inimitable Padma Lakshmi needs no introduction (but we’ll give you one anyway): Food expert; bestselling author; executive producer and host of Top Chef; model; actress; public speaker and women’s-health advocate—the list of impressive accomplishments goes on. So who better than Padma to deliver the final judgment of this year’s Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks, making a decision between two heavy hitters, Season and Bottom of the Pot? It was such a tough call, Padma may still be “extremely upset with Amanda Hesser” about it.

We understand, Padma—and no hard feelings.